Manoir De L'Adour
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What Oliver loves…
- The interiors are simply exquisite; the manoir has been styled with beauty and elegance
- Original historical features include a family chapel, beautiful stone flooring and grand fireplaces
- The magnificent gardens feature a heated swimming pool, vast lawns and century-old trees
- It’s only a ten-minute drive to the charming and historical city of Bayonne with its riverside restaurants and pretty shops
- The Basque coastline and famous Biarritz are both just 11km away
In a majestic setting surrounded by parkland and century-old trees, Manoir De L'Adour is a beautiful 18th century home with exquisite interiors as well as a superb location near the charming city of Bayonne and a short drive from Biarritz and the stunning Basque coast.
The manoir has an interesting history with some parts dating back to the 17th century and the impressive tower added in the 19th century. As well as a family home with its own chapel, it was also once a cloister for nuns. Original features from its past remain such as the splendid fireplaces and pierre de Bidache flooring in the kitchen and grand entrance. There is certainly a strong sense of the manoir’s history across the home alongside superbly styled interiors and many 21st century features.
The beautifully styled living rooms are full of light thanks to the elegant French windows leading out to the terraces and garden whilst the spacious kitchen-diner is brilliantly equipped. Seven individually styled bedrooms offer elegance and grace including a top-floor tower room with cathedral high ceilings. The six bath and shower rooms add even more opulence to this refined home with classic detail and fine fittings.
Set on a hill overlooking the Adour river, the gardens are glorious with sloping lawns, century-old trees and rustic stone steps leading down to the brilliant swimming pool. Enjoy the tranquillity as you find a peaceful spot or simply lounge on the lawn before a dip in the refreshing pool, perfect on a warm summery afternoon. In the evening gather by the plancha and barbecue, cook up a feast with food from local markets and sip chilled Basque wine as you take in the beauty around you.
Within a 10-minute drive you can be exploring the medieval, narrow lanes of the charming Basque city of Bayonne with its gothic style cathedral, 17th century ramparts, riverside restaurants and pretty shops and galleries.
A little further and you will reach the Atlantic coast within 11km where you will find many fantastic sandy beaches from family-friendly to wild and remote. This coastline is a mecca for surfers and you’ll be able to find equipment hire and lessons for many ages and abilities. Golf-lovers shouldn’t miss one of France’s most prestigious courses at NAS Golf Chiberta near the stunning Ocean beach.
Not forgetting the glitz of Biarriz, only 11km by car, where you can dine in fine restaurants by the Port des Pecheurs, pick up some Basque specialities from Les Halles market, relax on the famous La Grande Plage backed by Art Deco residences or admire the stunning views from the lighthouse or Rocher de la Vierge.
The Pyrénées-Atlantiques region also offers a wealth of great outdoor activities, idyllic mountain villages and laid-back seaside towns. That said, it may be hard to leave your magnificent manoir for too long with all its beauty, elegance and tranquillity.
What you should know…
- The sixth bedroom is on the top floor in the rather romantic tower with little windows to peep through and cathedral-high ceilings
Manoir Interiors (3 floors, approx. 550m2)
- 2 x living rooms with doors leading out to terrace
- Large dining room with doors leading out to terrace
- Kitchen with dining area, fully-equipped
- 6 bedrooms including a top-floor tower bedroom
- 4 shower rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Games and playroom (can also sleep up to 4 additional children)
- Heated swimming pool (5mx15m) with security cover
- Table tennis
- Football goal
- 3 hectares/30,000m2 grounds
- Former stables (unrenovated)
- Private chapel
- Private gates and parking
- Home entertainment system with screen/projector
- Apple TV
- Bose home sound system (in all first-floor entertaining rooms)
- Indoor games and books
- Boogieboards x 3
- Alarm system
Manoir De L'Adour is set in beautiful grounds overlooking the Adour river, only a 10-minute drive from the heart of the charming city of Bayonne (5km) in the Basque region of south-west France. It’s also only 11km to the glitzy seaside town of Biarritz as well as the glorious beaches of Anglet on the Atlantic coast.
Bayonne (5km) is an incredibly charming city with cobbled, medieval lanes and half-timbered riverside restaurants. Walk along part of the 17th century ramparts, visit the gothic style cathedral with its 13th century cloister, explore the Musée Basque, devoted to the region’s arts, craft and traditions whilst chocolate lovers shouldn’t miss L’Atelier du Chocolat. There’s also a lovely artisan quarter, formerly a Blacksmiths and now a delightful place with galleries, bookshops and traditional crafts.
Biarritz and its famous La Grande Plage is only 11km away where you can admire the Art Deco Hotel du Palais, built by Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, in 1855. Explore the glamourous shops, dine in some excellent restaurants, especially around the Port des Pecheurs or experience the amazing market at Les Halles where you can pick up many typical Basque specialities. There are some great walks along the promenades and beaches; head north to the lighthouse where you can climb the steps for superb views over the town and northern coastline.
As well as the beaches in and around Biarritz, it’s also just over 10km to the brilliant coastline around Anglet, just north of Biarritz and the closest to Bayonne. There are eleven beaches here, some with cool restaurants and bars, others especially family friendly and some with a more wild and remote feeling.
This coastline is a mecca for surfers with schools for all ages and abilities easily found. Golf-lovers will also appreciate the courses across this region, including the famous NAS Golf Chiberta near Bayonne – make sure you book ahead as this is one of France’s most stunning courses near Ocean beach.
You might also want to explore some of the further wonders of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region, whether idyllic Basque villages near the majestic mountains or laid-back seaside towns along the Basque coast.
This whole region also offers an extended range of outdoor activities, such as walking, horse-back riding, fishing, cycling, canoeing and many other water-sports.
|Nearest Train Station||
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Bayonne itself will appeal to kids with the exciting L’Atelier du Chocolat where you can watch chocolate being and explore its little museum. Bayonne also has a bowling alley and cinema to keep children entertained on rainy days.
Within 11km you can reach the Basque coastline and there are some wonderful beaches for families. The beach at Les Corsaires has green space for ball games and kite flying whilst Plage La Barre is the smallest and quietest beach in Anglet where there is ice rink, lake, skate park and the beautiful ecological park Izadia, fantastic for the whole family.
Biarritz is also a great day out; once there take the little road-train for a more leisurely way to see the coast with a trip lasting 30 minutes. Stop off afterwards at the Aquarium to have lunch at the café and enjoy the marine life displays before you leave.
Real train lovers should head south to Sare (35km) and catch the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune mountain where you will be greeted by spectacular views of the Pyrénées and coast on a clear day.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Football net
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Table Football
- Home Cinema
- Maid Service Available
- Maid Service Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€4000 charged to clients’ credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, changed once for stays of more than one week.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Pool opening dates?||Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.|
|Pool heating charge?||No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.|
|Other Ts and Cs||1 cot and 1 highchair are available on request.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||£8,661|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||£12,373|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||£9,280|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024||£10,517|
|May 4th 2024 - May 29th 2024||£9,280|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£12,373|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||£16,085|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 29th 2024||£12,373|
|Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||£8,661|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025||£12,373|
|Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||£9,280|
|Apr 5th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||£10,517|
|May 3rd 2025 - May 28th 2025||£9,280|
|May 28th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||£12,373|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||€9,407|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||€13,438|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||€10,079|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024||€11,422|
|May 4th 2024 - May 29th 2024||€10,079|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€13,438|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||€17,469|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 29th 2024||€13,438|
|Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||€9,407|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025||€13,438|
|Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||€10,079|
|Apr 5th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||€11,422|
|May 3rd 2025 - May 28th 2025||€10,079|
|May 28th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||€13,438|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||$10,331|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||$14,758|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||$11,069|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024||$12,545|
|May 4th 2024 - May 29th 2024||$11,069|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$14,758|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||$19,186|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 29th 2024||$14,758|
|Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||$10,331|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025||$14,758|
|Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||$11,069|
|Apr 5th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||$12,545|
|May 3rd 2025 - May 28th 2025||$11,069|
|May 28th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||$14,758|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
My family and I stayed at Manoir De L'Adour this August 2023. The place itself was outstanding, we had the best time. Booking with Oliver’s Travels was so easy and efficient. The team helped me all the way through with setting up extra services, a delight to work with.
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